A Good Difference

An even quieter morning here than other mornings. 

It’s a good thing. I’m thinking. Prayer Journaling, actually.

And I am willing to give you a peek with the hope it will make a good difference for you.

You see I often wonder okay what’s ABBA’s will for me.  And even recently I voiced that perhaps I was not abiding in His Will for me well. I think this morning I have some ‘light’.

Who am I? I asked myself.  Okay. Lets see.

First I am a born-again woman. Spiritually born again by the HOLY SPIRIT because of my faith in and dependence upon the life, death, blood and resurrection of JESUS CHRIST. So that being true, I am accountable to HIM. And I am reminded of what He expects of me.

Micah 6:8 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

8 Human being, you have already been told what is good, what Adonai demands of you — no more than to act justly, love grace and walk in purity with your God.

via Micah 6:8 CJB – Human being, you have already been told – Bible Gateway.

Okay. That’s my plumb-bob for all my days here on planet earth. Yet you and I both know there’s a whole lot of avenues to walk under that umbrella.

So who else am I first after being ABBA’s Little Girl?

Jerry’s wife. And what comes with that? More than I am listing here. 🙂 And yet for he and I, in general, and at this season of our life together, I am home and he is at the office. So for the next 8 or so hours, he has responsibilities there and I have responsibilities here. He is expected to conduct himself as a draftsman and I am expected to conduct myself as a maintainer of the premises?   And the way I THINK about that will make my day or break it!

Who else am I?

Mother to daughters. Grandmother to GRANDS. None of whom live with us. Even so there are privileges I have and yes responsibilities I have toward them. So what do I ‘owe’ them today? To love them and point them to JESUS in word and deed. Another huge umbrella of activity! I am getting the idea that ABBA gives us HUGE, HUGE amounts of decisions and freedoms walking this planet!

Romans 13:8 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

8 Owe no man anything, but to love one another, for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

via Romans 13:8 KJ21 – Owe no man anything, but to love one – Bible Gateway.

Who else?

An American citizen in a particular State, City and Community.  So what are my privileges, responsibilities here?
To act justly, love grace and walk in purity with my God?
That will do it, won’t it?

So what is ABBA’s will for me today under the umbrella of acting justly, loving grace and walking in purity with HIM?

For sure I have a modest, warm, treasured space between four walls, a roof and a concrete slab to maintain. My Pastor often says (I’ll paraphrase) that God’s House (meaning the building Christians gather in for corporate worship) doesn’t have to be the most elaborate and expensive building on the block but it should be the best kept.  I think that will work for the houses of born-again people too. I imagine Heaven has no clutter or chaos — I think we should practice that while we are here, don’t you?

So as a Momma and Grandmother, what will I do today? The calendar shows I am free of picking up from car lines, doctor visits, field trips, etc. But even so it will be exciting as I pray for my BABIES to hear what ABBA says will encourage and point them to JESUS today. And look at all the means we have to communicate: prayer, phone calls, texts, e-cards, snail mail cards, Facebook, twitter; even in-person face to face visits! As I said, ABBA has given us HUGE, HUGE amounts of decisions and freedoms!

And finally, as an American citizen, what will I do today to fulfill my responsibilities as an American citizen? What will I do today to make America a better place to live? 

I’m not wondering any more what ABBA’s will is for me today. A whole world fits in His will for me and there are lots and lots of things I can do today that are MY privileges and responsibilities and changing the sheets on the bed, throwing a load of laundry in the washer, publishing this post and praising HIM while doing it; and much, much more fits His Will for me today BEAUTIFULLY!!

A good difference.

Yep! This post sure has been good for me. And I hope for you too.


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